Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen appears as Ali G, a rapper-wannabe from Staines. Ali G has his own TV show, where he interviews people on serious subjects. They're not aware that Ali G is just a... See full summary »
Sacha Baron Cohen,
A bunch of London buddies call themselves the "Jolly Boys," and devote most of their spare time to swilling beer, goofing off, and generally pursuing unambitious good times. But one day, ... See full summary »
Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, Ali is embraced by the nation as a voice of the youth, making the PM and his government more popular than ever.
Sacha Baron Cohen,
Gina La Piana
This is a short film made by the people who make Ali G. They used it as a pilot for Ali G to try and sell to some Hollywood producers he had had meetings with on Ali G in da USAiii. It was ... See full summary »
... And when I say esoteric I mean that the script writer is the only person who seems to understand the jokes . I`ll give you an example of how weird and unaccesable the humour is : Every edition features a send up from a famous film and the joke is nuns . That`s right - NUNS ! We`re shown a spoof of WEST SIDE STORY where one of the dancing street gang are nuns . We`re shown a spoof of THE SWEENEY where a bunch of armed robbers are beaten up and handcuffed by a bunch of nuns and we`re shown a send up of ZULU where the red coats defend Rorke`s Drift from an army of nuns , " Don`t throw those bloody crucifixes at me " . If this sounds silly and unfunny wait till you see it on screen where it`s even more silly and unfunny . Many of the sketches are just as bizarre with Ronni Anacona playing a female minister and several other fairly well known alternative comedians appearing in sketches that will make you scratch your head and wonder what they`re about. You can`t help thinking the person who commisioned this for the BBC had no concept of " the emporers new clothes "
The most acessible character from COMEDY NATION is Bulla played by Ricky Grover . Bulla is based upon a real life British prisoner called Charles Bronsan who`s widely regarded as the hardest man in the British penal system. Bulla`s catch phrase " I`m a lovely guy but I get a little bit naughty " did become something of a cult item in the late 1990s but the character himself is a one trick pony who went onto appear in several other comedy sketch shows like THE 11 0`CLOCK SHOW . Unfortunately it was a case of flogging a dead horse
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